<< For those who don't know, YouTube currently has no 'Visual Arts' category. Artists had to upload their art videos under these three categories, 'Howto & Style', 'Education', and 'Film & Animation'. Howto & Style is dominated by make up tutorials. Education does not mention art, and that's bad because some schools have cut off art from their curriculum. Film & Animation is close to visual arts, but it only shows videos that fit the name of the category. If we can get a 'Visual Arts' category on YouTube, artists will be recognized for their work. It might even encourage schools to bring art back to their curriculum. I strongly urge the members of the YouTube Artist Fanclub to take action by signing the petition to get YouTube to establish a 'Visual Arts' category. Click on the link below to where the petition is. Please watch the video by Merrill Kazanjian attached to the petition, it will explain what you need to do(this video was uploaded on New Year's Eve 2011, but it is still important now). Then read and sign the petition. Finally, share it with other artists in the deviantart community and convince them to do the same thing. This is very important, not just for artists, but for people who want to learn how to draw and learn about art.
Here is the link to the petition: www.change.org/petitions/creat… >>
Signed it a few months ago, and I hope, some more people will sign. When I last checked, there where only a few hundred. Thereīs a guy, kazanjianm, who started a movement for a visual arts category, but we still havenīt got enough people to advocate. Itīs really sad, that art on youtube isnīt featured very much - if it is at all.
I really don't understand why "Film" and "Animation" are placed under the same category because, let's be honest, just about ALL of YouTube's videos could be considered as "film." Animation really should be in it's own place in my opinion.
Signed it; it'd be pretty awesome if this came to fruition.
Although there's now a Comedy section, Youtube should change Film and Animation to Visual Art, because I'm still seeing skits in that section and I wished it would stop.
The link doesn't work. :3.